Uniqlo’s UT collaborates with Final Fantasy
UNIQLO’s Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary UT collection will be released on May 6, to celebrate the internationally renowned role-playing game series. UTs (Uniqlo T-shirts) offer an array of pop culture and art graphics from around the world. The Final Fantasy lineup will feature 16 titles from the series, including the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI. This exclusive UT range will showcase key scenes, unique characters, and memorable episodes from the game. The collection will include pixel art designs from early in the series, evocative battle scenes, graphics, and other fan-pleasing details. The T-shirts for adults will go on sale for P790. They will be available at Uniqlo stores nationwide and at the uniqlo.com/ph UT Feature Page.
Francis Libiran exhibit at Sofitel Manila
THE “Francis Libiran Universe Collection” fashion exhibit is ongoing at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Events Lounge until May. It features six gowns, all of which were worn by Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Luigi Gomez during the competition. Mr. Libiran, who is no stranger to the world of pageantry, said that every piece was inspired by Ms. Gomez’s personality, her walk, and her physical assets.
Benefit sale helps Typhoon Odette survivors
SPECIAL deals for a Rajo Laurel wedding gown, a four-day stay in Boracay, dining in Tagaytay, and many more lifestyle finds are up for grabs at the Metro Benefit Sale, an eight-day online shopping event for the benefit of Typhoon Odette survivors that is ongoing from April 23 to 30. A part of ABS-CBN Foundation’s 100-day fund drive dubbed “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan,” Metro magazine has partnered with Vantage, Inc. for this benefit sale featuring partner brands. There is a curated list of fashion, beauty, home, and travel finds all on sale via metrobenefitsale.com. One hundred percent of the sale proceeds will be used to fund home repair kits that affected families — most of them still in evacuation centers — can use to rebuild their houses destroyed by the super typhoon. Donors can also help by availing Tulong Vouchers on Lazada and Shopee that will be added to funds for home repair kits. For more information on how to donate, visit the website of ABS-CBN Foundation and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Moressi opens in Okada Manila
MULTI-BRAND store Moressi recently opened its latest boutique at the resort casino hotel Okada Manila’s Retail Boulevard. The store boasts of a minimalist and contemporary design with a calm atmosphere. Up to date with global fashion trends, Moressi offers some of the best European brands. Men can go modern with streetwear and accessories, from sweatshirts, joggers, to sneakers, casual pouches and sling bags. Ladies have options for day and evening looks. Choose from a selection of dainty baby doll dresses to chic cocktail attire which can be paired with matching clutch or handbags and shoes from iconic brands. For everyday wear, there are eye-catchy and trendy shirts, sandals, and sneakers, and sunglasses. Among the brands it carries are KAZE face masks, Mywalit leather goods, Goldoni Milano jewelry, and Maison Bereto scented candles. For details, contact the store at 0917-136-9368. Like Moressi on Facebook and follow @Moressiph on Instagram.
6 street style pieces from Merrell
MERRELL, a name synonymous for its roots in outdoor gear, may not be top of mind for street style but it has a been garnering attention recently for its evolving aesthetics and stamps of approval from sneaker culture bibles like Hypebeast. Here are six Merrell items to up one’s street style game. The Jungle Moc Explorer is all-around low-maintenance casual shoe keeps with Merrell’s hiking DNA with its toggled lacing system and earthy colorways. Slip on these shoes for an instant Gorpcore feel, especially when paired with khakis or camo trousers. It’s equipped with 100% recycled mesh-lined removable EVA insole and a partially recycled outsole. The MOAB Speed is a trail shoe disguised as a sneaker that would not look out of place in one’s daily shoe rotation while holding its own when taken on the trail. The Austin Backpack is a minimalist, sleek yet sturdy bag, and perfect for city adventures, day trips, or going around campus. It is roomy enough to securely fit a 15-inch laptop in its padded compartment. When paired with solid-colored socks and cargos, the Hydro Moc transcends outdoor utility to street style statement quite effortlessly. Available in a range of colors from Butternut to Navy, this shoe goes well with almost any off-duty outfit. A water shoe by design, these comfy slip-ons have garnered street cred from various sneakerheads praising their unconventional aesthetic. The Fallon Jacket is lightweight and waterproof, and as stylish as it is functional. It comes in a multitude of colors that would match almost any casual getup. Merrell gives a more organic-looking take on the humble pool slide with the Hydro Slide. Made of a single piece of molded EVA foam, this slide has contours, arches, and holes in all the right places for maximum comfort. Shop for these items and more in Merrell concept stores nationwide, online at www.merrell.com.ph, and through the official Viber community.
Affordable beauty from Silka
BEAUTY soap maker Silka also has the Silka Papaya Lotion with Papaya Enzyme and a Nutriblend complex with five vitamins (Vitamin B3/Niacinamide, B6, B5, C, and E) to keep skin healthy. It also moisturizes and protects skin from the sun with SPF-6. It is not sticky, a big plus in this tropical country. It is very affordable, with mini options — 10 ml and 50 ml at P7 and P35 — and more substantial bottles ranging from 100 ml to 500 ml, with prices ranging from P60 to P215 Pesos SRP. Silka has been making skin products since 2001.